Analysis of the study design and manuscript deficiencies in research articles submitted to Emergency Medicine.
DM Taylor, AF Brown
Emergency Medicine | Published : 2001
OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyse the study design and manuscript deficiencies in original research articles submitted to Emergency Medicine. METHODS: This was a retrospective, analytical study. Articles were enrolled if the reports of the Section Editor and two reviewers were available. Data were extracted from these reports only. Outcome measures were the mean number and nature of the deficiencies and the mean reviewers' assessment score. RESULTS: Fifty-seven articles were evaluated (28 accepted for publication, 19 rejected, 10 pending revision). The mean (+/- SD) number of deficiencies was 18.1 +/- 6.9, 16.4 +/- 6.5 and 18.4 +/- 6.7 for all articles, articles accepted for publication and..View full abstract